File photo of U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Serious Flaws in Locating MIA Soldiers, Officials Want Answers

An emerging picture of serious flaws in the Pentagon’s approach to finding and identifying U.S. missing-in-action troops is discouraging and “moving rapidly toward disgraceful,” the nation’s top military officer said Thursday.


US President Barack Obama(C) and Vice President Joe Biden arrive at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for ceremonies to commemorate the Vietnam War?s 50th anniversary (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Hanoi Opens 3 New Areas In Search For MIAs

The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister of defense told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during a meeting here.